Civil War

MEMPHIS MOMENTS
5:50 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

The Battle of Memphis

The Battle of Memphis
A.R. Ward

When the Civil War broke out, Memphis declared its allegiance to the Southern cause. 

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Counterpoint
7:04 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Interview with Randall Fuller

Fuller's Latest Book - From Battlefields Rising: How The Civil War Transformed American Literature
Credit Randall Fuller

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with with author Professor Randall Fuller about what symbolic role the Civil War ought to play in our imaginations or in our cultural landscape.

The Civil War: America's epic battle with itself, transformed every aspect of American culture, including its great writers like Whitman, Emerson, Hawthorne, Dickinson, and Frederick Douglass.

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Memphis Moments
5:50 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Captain Kit Dalton And The James Gang

Captain Kit Dalton

Frank and Jesse James hold a prominent place in the history of outlaws. One member of the James gang has a Memphis connection. Captain Kit Dalton, born in Logan County, Kentucky in 1848, ran away from home during the Civil War and joined Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry.

Struck by the destruction that he witnessed when he returned home on a furlough, Dalton organized a band of guerrillas to avenge what he believed to be Union atrocities. Soon it became impossible for Dalton and his gang to return home, so he linked his fortunes with the James gang, and the rest is history. 

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Counterpoint
7:31 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Interview with Eric Foner

Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University is one of this country's most prominent historians.

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Counterpoint
4:28 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Interview with Jonathan D. Sarna

Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. 

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